April 18, 2014

Audiobook Review: His Christmas Pleasure (Scandals and Seductions #4) by Cathy Maxwell (25 Books for the Holidays)(Book 6)

25 Books for the Holidays Audiobook Review:  His Christmas Pleasure (Scandals and Seductions #4) by Cathy Maxwell (25 Books for the Holidays)(Book 6)

This year I have challenged myself to read 25 Holiday (Winter, Christmas, New Years) themed books. I am calling this my 25 Books for the Holidays personal challenge. It should be fun!

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Book: His Christmas Pleasure
Author: Cathy Maxwell
Article Type: Book Review, Audiobook Review

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About the Book: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AT CHRISTMAS!

When her father threatens to marry Abigail Montross off to a man twice her age (and with thirteen children!), she decides to elope instead with the irresistibly handsome Baron de Vasconia. She know all abut his notorious reputaiton. He is the most seductive man in all of London, but he’s vowed to protect her, so she allow herself to be tempted into his bed, promising to guard her heart at all costs.

Andres believes he’s entered into nothing more than a marriage of convenience with a charming and very wealthy young woman. But the days–and nights–Abigail spends in his arms soon reform this rogue. He’ll do anything to gain her love–until they each discover the truth about the other and old wounds are revealed.

It’s the season of miracles and passion–when love not only awakens the senses but delivers the greatest gift of all . .

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Listened for Fun! (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25

Audio Rating: 3.75 (Not part of the overall rating)

Part of my 25 Holiday Reads for 2012

How His Christmas Pleasure put me in the Holiday Spirit: This season I am really loving the historical reads and this is not an exception. How they met, how they connected, and the spirit of the relationship put me in the Holiday spirit.

What I thought of the Characters/Story: His Christmas Pleasure is a marriage of convenience story with a ton of heart. Almost from the beginning, you can feel the attraction, mutual respect, and start of love from both Abigal and Andres. It is the respect and trust (though yes this was tested) that really won me over. They seemed to be each other’s biggest champions. I fell in love with them as a couple and enjoyed their romance.

What I thought of the audio: Narrated by Jaime Birch, I thought she did an excellent job on all the voices except maybe Andres. It took me awhile to warm up to her doing his voice. I am almost positive this was due to his Spanish accent. Otherwise, the pacing, narration, and cadence was wonderful for the story. I will listen to her read/act out another book in a heartbeat.

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her favorite genres: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, and the occasional Historical Fiction. You may also find her reading on her kindle when a book hasn't been released in audio form yet! In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix (Farm Rescue), Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup). She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children both named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix.She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

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6 Responses to Audiobook Review: His Christmas Pleasure (Scandals and Seductions #4) by Cathy Maxwell (25 Books for the Holidays)(Book 6)

  1. I gotta read this one, do you suppose I could just forgo sleep for about a week? I love marriages of convenience, they always have such fun twists. Adding to my list.

  2. aurian
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    says:

    You keep reminding me of books or authors on my shelves I still have to read. Thanks for this review, glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Amy
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    says:

    I am going to try to squeeze in at least one historical romance before Christmas. I have a MacLean sitting on my nook shelf. Sara @ The Librarian Reads gobbles them up around the holidays. I need to catch the wave.

  4. Sounds good and I’m totally feeling you on the accent. Sometimes I think it’s fine when you’re not familiar with that type of accent, but if you are it’s hard to swallow some interpretations. Great review.

  5. blodeuedd says:

    You are sure going all out this December :D

  6. Accents can be hard to replicate especially if it is of the opposite sex. Hard to be convincing. Still sounds good if you enjoyed it.